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Dare to Make a Statement: How to Pick a Bold Lip Color


bareMinerals Statement Lip, as seen at Coachella

Welcome one and all to the summer of Statement Lip. In case you missed it, we just launched the boldest new lip colors to fill out your wardrobe. We’re talking intense, fearless lipcolor for when you have something bold to say. But when you’re used to the best nude lipstick that you can wear every single day, how do you find the right statement look? Well, that’s what we’re here for.

If you love a pink nude lip…

bareMinerals Statement Lip Bold Pinks

You’re in luck: the Statement Lip family has many pinks to choose from. From left to right: Luxe is a dusky, matte pastel pink, while Fresh is a bold, warm matte pastel pink. For a glossy finish, try the peachy pink Tease, or Biba, a super fun bubblegum pink.

If you love a mauve nude lip…

bareMinerals Statement Lip bold berries
Berries are in a similar color family to our mauve Gen Nude shades. Try Flawless, a matte muted plum for a subtly striking look, or go full drama with Devious, a rich burgundy matte lipcolor and NSFW, a blackened plum with shine.

If you love a peach nude lip…

bareMinerals Statement Lip Orange Reds

Fire is (obviously) a fiery orange red Matte Liquid Lipcolor shade, or try the glossy Flash, a warm coral red Luxe-Shine Lipstick.

If you love a beige nude lip…

bareMinerals Statement Lip Bold Reds

Our pale beiges create edgy nude looks, so go wild with a modern red lip. These color families look very different but they both include warm and cool tones, which is how you should navigate finding your best red lipstick shade. If your beige is on the warm side, try matte liquid lipcolor in Juicy. A little cooler? Go for Naughty, a deep matte oxblood red.

If you have no idea…

We’re so glad you’re here! Bold lipstick can be daunting if you’re not used to it but don’t worry—we’ve been the complexion experts for 35 years, and we used all we’ve learned making award winning foundation to curate the best, easiest pinks, berries and nudes. Plus, we’ll be back next week with tips on how to balance your look, once you’ve found your favorite shade and formula. In the meantime, here are three questions to ask yourself if you want a new look for summer:

-What’s your statement style? Statement Lip can create bright and happy, bold and classic, and intense, moody looks.

-What colors are you drawn to? Our new additions fall into Pink, Berry and Red color families. Within those families, you’ll find warmer and cooler tones. The warmer your skin’s undertones are, the more striking a cool tone will look on you (and the reverse is also true).

-What kind of formula or finish would you like? For a glossy look and traditional lipstick application, check out the 10 Statement Luxe-Shine Lipstick shades. For a modern matte look and a liquid lipcolor applicator, we have 10 new shades of our Matte Liquid Lipcolor to check out. It’s the same moisturizing formula as Gen Nude, if you’ve already fallen in love with that, with a slightly smaller applicator for increased precision with these louder shades.

Be sure to check back next week when we cover how to apply lipstick like a pro, from balancing out your whole face to literally applying it like a pro with liners, brushes and other must-haves.